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MSN Admission Criteria

Criteria for admission to the nursing BSN to MSN program include a retention GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for all previous college/university work. Applications by those who are in their last semester of bachelor's degree nursing programs are welcomed, however, students must submit proof of licensure prior to application or within their first semester of coursework.

Qualified applicants are admitted to the program on date of completed and approved application. Applications will be retained only for the application cycle in which they were initiated. For example, students who apply for spring admission, but who do not complete the process and enroll for spring or notify the school in writing of their wish to defer admission to summer, would need to make a new application to be considered for future admission. Please note the application must be completed and the applicant must be enrolled by the deadline, or the applicant may not attend classes until the next semester.

After acceptance into the nursing program, the student will be assigned a faculty advisor, who will contact the student to develop a plan of study for program completion. The student must complete the MSN degree within five (5) years after beginning the nursing program.

To complete your application, check to see if you meet the Admissions Criteria:

  • Retention GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for all previous college/university work. Students with a retention GPA lower than 3.0 will be considered for admission on probation.
  • Holds a Bachelor's degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program OR are in the last semester of their BSN degree.
  • Holds a valid unencumbered RN license OR obtains RN license during the first semester of coursework.
  • Be a resident of a SARA-approved state or territory OR live on a U.S. military base.
  • Be a current legal residents of the United States. Please check with if you are an international student, to determine your eligibility to attend this program.
  • Applicants from states other than Oklahoma are responsible for checking with their State Board of Nursing to ensure that the program will meet their state's requirements.